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KENNEBEC

The freighter Kennebec was built in 1901. She was 243 feet long, had a 43 foot beam and displaced 2,183 gross tons.

On June 18. 1921while en-route from New York to Houston with a cargo of iron the Kennebec sank. Apparently she had started to take on water and her pumps could not keep up. All of her crew got off in a life boat. They rowed for over a day before coming ashore at Barnegat Light.

Today the wreck of the Kennebec, more commonly called the Glory Wreck, can be found in 70 feet of water. The wreck was demolished as a hazard to navigation so her remains are scattered and low lying.
 

Photo Courtesy Cindy Sea III Fishing Charters Pt Pleasant, NJ.

 
   

 

 

 

 
 

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